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Kolberg, O., Lud. Kujawy. Warsaw, 1867. Vol. i, pp. 127-29.



Princess in glass mountain; whosoever can reach her may wed her. Man, called "King of the Mice", gains mountain. Hero, despised younger son of peasant, slays King of the Mice, dons his garb-- Hero disguise (mouse-skins)-- reaches prin cess-- Happy marriage-- Hero slays king's enemies; becomes king.


(1) King puts his daughter in a glass mountain, and announces that whoso. ever can reach her shall marry her.-- (2) In the forest there lives a man, called "King of the Mice" [or, in other versions, "Cloak of Mice"]; he has often gained the mountain, and eluded the soldiers.-- (3) At the same time there is a peasant who has two sons; the younger, who is supposed to be stupid, goes into the forest, slays the king of the mice, dons his garb, and thrice succeeds in reaching the princess.-- (4) The king gives her to him in marriage.-- (5) A war breaks out. The king's son-in-law completely vanquishes the enemy, and becomes king himself.

Cox, Marian Roalfe. Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated. London: David Nutt for the Folklore Society, 1893.

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